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President Buhari condemns beheading of Mrs Agbaheme in Kano

04 June 2016, 17:16

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has described the killing of Bridget Agbahime, an Igbo market woman in Kano, as sad and regrettable.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

It said Buhari condoled with the husband of the deceased, Pastor Mike Agbaheme, the family and relations, praying that God would give them the fortitude to bear the loss.

The statement commended the law enforcement agents for apprehending the prime suspect in the killing.

It also commended the Kano State Government for summoning a meeting of Christian and Islamic leaders, widower of the deceased, and security agencies, as soon as the sad event occurred.

Also read: Kano woman beheaded for blasphemy

"The president assured that justice would be done in the matter, and urged the people not to take the law into their hands.

"He charged those who might want to use the development to fan the embers of religious or ethnic hatred to remember that two wrongs never make a right.

"When law and order breaks down, those who become victims are never distinguished on the basis of religion or ethnicity."

It stated that the incident at Kofar Wambai market, Kano city, was utterly condemnable, and the state government has been quite proactive.

"Let us ensure that we keep the peace, as justice will be done. Let us learn to respect each other's faith, so that we can know each other and live together in peace," the President said in the statement.

The late Bridget Agbaheme, a mother of one, was murdered for alleged blasphemy against Islam.



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